After the end of the ICC World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka have started playing their next One Day International series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka have registered two wins in the three-match ODI and won the series. The third ODI will be a dead rubber which will take place at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on July 31. Let’s have a look at the SL vs BAN Head to Head Record
Both the teams have met 47 times before where Sri Lanka won 38 games and lost only 7 and 2 games went for no result. The SL vs BAN head to head record shows the dominance of Sri Lanka.
Predicted Playing 11
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (C), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Anamul Haque/Farhad Reza, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam
Weather and pitch report
The pitch was slow for the last game, where 250-260 would have been a tough total to chase. A similar wicket could be used for the third match as well. Although there is a chance of rain in the early morning, it is expected to clear before the game.
Prediction for Match result
As Sri Lanka have won the series by 2-1, they wouldn’t feel any pressure and will have the upper hand as well. Bangladesh will try to register at least one win in the series.
In conclusion, this final ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should go to Sri Lanka’s favour, keeping their current form in mind. It will be interesting to see who will have the last laugh in the third and final match.